As well as introducing positive behaviors, there will invariably be existing negative behaviors which will exasperate negativity. Commit to avoiding the news and seeing, watching or talking about anything political for the next thirty days, you will be astonished at the impact this will have.


Instead, use the time you would have spent watching or reading the news watching inspiring TED Talks (see my Top TED Talks page) or reading personal development sites such as Accessible Psychology, Positively Positive or Tiny Buddha.


See the uplifting impact these sites have and notice if gradually your mood is lifting, even better, if you are perhaps beginning to see the future with a renewed sense of hope.


What impact do you think this exercise would have upon your life? Will you be taking a month long ban from news and politics? Will you be watching more positive media over the next month? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.